Video instructions and help with filling out and completing va medical records

Instructions and Help about va medical records

Hi everybody it's andy and welcome again to my office in Los Altos California I'm an attorney licensed to practice law in California as well as New York in today's video we're going to talk about how to request medical records from the US Department of Veterans Affairs now there are several reasons why you might want to do that number one could be that you are a veteran that is requesting medical records to prove service-connected disability in some way another reason could be that you are a veteran who has you know received private medical insurance through you know your employer and you've gotten a new doctor and the doctor wants to know the history of medical treatment you've received up to that point so regardless of the actual reason why you want to request medical records the procedure the process is the same so I'm going to go over the the forms that you need i'm going to show you how to submit them the submission process can be a little confusing so i'm going to roll in a map hopefully that will be more self explanatory so the first copy that i have to go over though however is that because we're talking about the Department of Veterans Affairs the VA we're not talking about active duty records so on the VA records basically will be for veterans who were in the you know some branch of the military you know completed their time got out and then as civilians they had to go get care from the VA that's what this video is about if you have a situation that for instance is dealing with service-connected disability it's something where you know you might need to prove not only treatment after the veteran got out but you have to prove treatment you know while the veteran was actually in the service this video does not apply to you so the things this video covers post-discharge treatment only if you are interested or if you need treatment records for when the veteran in question was actually active duty still the form that you need is the standard form 180 the SF 180 form if you check all swear on my channel i actually have i think three maybe four videos that go over how to fill that out i'm going to go ahead and link those as a card up here so go ahead and take a look at that if that is something that you need for your particular situation so all that disclaimers stuff aside the forms that you need in order to request medical records from the VA it's basically one of 24 smell go over them both one of them is the form 10 5 3 4 5 a the VA form ten dash 5345 a and then the other one is the VA form 10 dash five three four five so basically without the a now the difference between the

FAQ

How can I get my VA doctor to read my medical records without making him angry?
You're a victim of electronic medical records. With the oft criticized paper charts, it was easy to organize important notes and correspondence from other physicians in a specific location that was easily perusable. With the electronic system, everything is hidden in tabs and it's impossible to "read the records" without opening each tab individually. And you don't necessarily know what's in the tab until you open it and it loads. So a lot of opening tabs, watching the circling ball until it opens, only to find that content was worthless. Who can or will do this? Pretty much no one. If this a a doctor you've regularly seen, he/she should have created a shorthand summary of your case within your visit notes. If it's a doctor you are seeing for consultation for the first one or two times it would be in your best interest to assist in pointing out the important tests and physician visits that are pertinent and to be patient as the tabs are opened and read. No one can read an entire electronic record unless that physician is seeing only 2-3 patients a day. Another curse of EMR.
Why, after all that time and money was spent computerizing medical records, do we all have to fill out these forms that already have the information requested?
Because the office doesn’t know all of your info is up to date. Have you moved? Did you see another doctor who changed a medication? Did you go to the naturopath and you’re now taking an herbal supplement? Has your knee been hurting and you’ve been taking tylenol every day for the last month? Did you go to the ED 6 months ago while you were visiting relatives out of town because you had an allergic reaction to something? All of those things may impact your treatment plan and we don’t always remember to tell the doctor because it’s “old” news to us
What are the problems with the US military?
My answer is based on experiences in the US Army.Basic Training- Needs a severe overhaul. I think it would benefit the Army to have various basic training pipelines for different groups of MOS’s. Does a 42A (HR specialist - essentially a secretary) really need to learn to shoot, move and communicate or hand to hand combat? No, they don’t.Sure it sounds sexy to say “everyone’s a warrior first”. In reality, that’s not true. Combat related training is a poor use of time for a lot of jobs. Spend extra time on your job skills so you don’t lose my paperwork or fuck my pay up for the 100th time.Basic Training for combat related jobs needs to change, as well. There needs to be a lot more eval/testing of skills rather than just going through the motions. I trainee should be able to rip apart a 240, 249, M9 (or whatever the new service pistol is), M4 and Mk19 with ease. Some people buy into the screaming and chaos bullshit. “Break em down to build em up”. That shit is stupid. You cant strip someones individuality in 9 weeks, nor should you. Some random guy barking in your face is just stupid and you become very desensitized to it after a short time. Instead, there needs to be more combat simulation training. Teach recruits to breathe and think through the stress of gunfire going off around them. Get them out to FTX areas quickly and implement the crawl walk run method over and over until they get it. Get them desensitized to gunfire and simulators going off. Trainees need to be out in the field for long stretches of time, if nothing else, to teach people how to be comfortable being uncomfortable.Adults or Kids?The Army has a big problem with treating grown adults like children. I remember having to have my car “inspected” by my squad leader before I could go on a four day pass or leave. It was like a 20 point inspection covering the most common sense shit that anyone with a drivers license knows. I’m sorry but if you trust me enough to send me to a foreign country with a rifle and 7 magazines you should trust me enough to maintain my own car without “inspecting” it for adequate wiper fluid levels.NCO PromotionMy promotion board consisted of memorizing and regurgitating the most random facts that had no bearing on anything of importance. Promotion board should involve reciting NCO Creed. proving extreme proficiency in MOS and basic skills, some D & C (even though I despise that parade bullshit). It should be run and sort of an EIB style with lanes that potential NCOs get graded on.Battle BuddyThat saying needs to die a fiery death. The Army should officially outlaw that saying.There are so many other issues…
Do we have to fill out the registration form for various medical colleges before the NEET results as at AMU?
With the current scenario and INTRODUCTION of one medical exam for one nation , there is no requirement of filling up the separate forms and waste money.For the AMU the MCI conducts counselling on their website https://mcc.nic.in/ . overall it is CENTRALISED COUNSELLING FOR BHU , AMU etcCounselling for the various medical colleges and deemed UNIVERSITY will be done on SINGLE WINDOW for ALL INDIA QUOTA .However for the state government quota seat various DME (DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL EDUCATION) unit conducts the counselling procedure.From REGISTERING THEMSELVES to obtaing seat in the medical college for state quota all are managed by the State unit.
Why do ex-employers refuse to fill out the VA form 21-4192 for a vet?
VA Form 21–4192 is an application for disability benefits and like similar state benefits, it must be filled out by the veteran or by his or her qualified representative. This is a private, sensitive, legal document and every dot or dash in it can be critical, so must be accurate and verifiable.Employers have zero responsibility to fill out this form or furnish information for it, however, Social Security would have all the information required that the Department of Defense did not have. The veteran’s DD-214 is likely required, but does not furnish all the information required on the form.
How soon after the implementation of electronic medical records have hospitals been able to cease the use of paper medical records for inpatient and outpatient activity?
In the real world, paper is still very prevalent.  The only way to completely rid the paper in a hospital is that all of your constituents also have efficient EMRs and mechanisms with which to integrate data from different sources.  With that not being the case, there is currently a need for many hospitals to continue with paper.  Either certain units are not up, they are getting paper from other places, issues with integration, etc.  Granted all this can be scanned, but then integrating those scanned documents into usable data into your own EMR is another story.  While we are working on a paperless system, it is still far from it until everyone is on board...including the vendors of all the different technology/EMRs to ensure interoperability.
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